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Official VOCATIONS Dearly Beloved in Christ: Once again, during this Lenten month of March, we, every man, woman and child in the Archdiocese of Seattle, dixect our undivided attention to the ques- tion or rather, the problem of vocations to the priest- hood and the religious life. The current Archdiocesan Development Fund campaign has served in a particu- lar fashion to point up and emphasize in some areas of the Archdiocese the ever present Jznportance of this problem. "When are we going to have our own parish in this area? We have already contributed to the con- struction of a neighboring parish plant that will one day be cut off from this region. But when? .... Will you please send us a young pri.est to take care of our young people. Our pastor is very zealous and devoted to his work and we have a great affection for him, but he is getting old and he has too much to do! Why can&apos;t we have a young priest sent here to help him, particularly with our young people?" "When are we going to get a school in this parish? We have seen schools established in other parishes in our County but we never seem to get any place. Vv'hy? .... My daughter has been attending our paro- chial school now for three years and she has yet to be taught by a Sister. Always it seems to be a lay teacher. Yet, we pay our tuition like everyone else for a Catholic school education and a spiritual train- ing for our children." These and many other quesKons of similar type are submitted to me by letter and otherwise by inter- ested Catholic people in the Archdiocese. Why aren't there' more priests? Why aren't there more brothers? Why aren't there more sisters? The Church has made great strides here in the Northwest since the end of the last war, but its progress and development are still being held back by a lack of priests and relLgious vocations. The Catholic population has increased 100 per cent and more but the number of archdiocesan priests has increased only by 35 per cent, brothers, 10 per cent, and teaching sisters, 20 per cent. We presently have 367 dedicated laymen and laywomen engaged in teaching our young people in the elemen- tary and secondary schools of the Archdioese. If we could not avail ourselves of their devoted service, Catholic education in the Archdiocese would indeed be in a sorry plight. There are many reasons for the apparent dis- interest and indifference of some of our Catholic peo- ple and children toward the question of a religious vocation. The secularistic softness of the age in which we live, wherein the element of sacrifice has prac- tically disappeared from the lives of so many of our young people, is probably one of the more important reasons for the lack of vocations. Our young people are given everything that they want; their slighest whim is satisfied; seldom are they called upon to meet any challenge that involves sacrifice or self- denial. This is not the soil in which the seeds of a religious vocation can readily take root and grow and blossom. It is also strange to note that we still find some larents who are antagonistic to vocations for their children. Here, there are as many variations of even the more fundamental objections as there are varying personalities of parents. Some of the root causes are: ignorance, which includes many misconceptions and mistaken ideas of the true nature and value of the religious life; selfishness, that prompts parents to keep their sons and daughters them and at their side through sentimental attachment; at the same time, uppermost in the minds of some is the fear of losing material, social and financial aid from their children later on in life; fear, fear that their son or daughter may return home from the seminary or the convent with some possible embarrassment to them; lack of faith, whereby parents fail to see God's plan for themselves and their children. We credit to this particular feature the lack of a Christian atmosphere in the home, the lack of a wholesome, Christian exam- ple on the part of parents, the indifference to and the neglect toward the matter of discussing vocations with their children and of making vocations the ob- ject of their family prayers, where such actually exist. These are some of the unfortunate and tragk reasons for the lack of vocations in some of our fami- lies. May I remind you, once again, that a vocation is something personal between your child and God. Of course, you cannot "create" a vocation, for Christ has said, "You have not chosen Me but I have chosen you." Yet you can, indeed, you must establish within your homes the climate, the atmosphere that makes a vocation possible. Make your Catholic faith a vital part of your own daily lives. Give your children the best Catholic education possible. Teach them the meaning of di.scipline, self-control and ideals. Help them choose companions with integrity, character and good morals. You should manifest to your children the respect and admiration that you feel for the priests and the brothers and the sisters of your parish. You should speak reverently of those whom God has called to serve Him and you in religion. See that the religious life is a part of your children's awareness. A child naturally respects those whom his parents respect; he loves those whom his parents love; he learns to see the attractive, supernatural value of the life of a priest or religious through the manner in whLch his parents act toward them. You readily recognize in every priest a representative of Christ. As a true Christian parent, your attitude toward priests and religious will be marked by a combination of deep respect, reverence and friendliness. Children who are reared in such an atmosphere will not easily miss the call to a religious life if God sends it to them. I earnestly exhort you, then, to pray daily that God will bless the young men and women of your parish and your own family as well with vocations, if that be His will. Pray constantly that, under the guidance and direction of Our Blessed Mother, our young boys and girls may be inspired with a whole- hearted eagerness to consecrate themselves to the service of Christ and His flock and that she, herself, may instill in you a spirit of generosity and self- sacrifice that you may sincerely realize your responsi- bilities in this all-important apostolate. Pray, too, that our young men and women in our seminarJ,es and novitiates may receive the grace of perseverance and the gifts and blessings and graces they z.eed most to realize their own chosen vocations. Praying every blessing upon you, I am Devotedly yours in Christ, "I. N.B. This letter is to be read at all Masses in all churches and chapels of the Archdiocese on Sun- day, March 10. Archdiocese -- Construct,on Program Cont,nues (Continued from Page I) Immaculate Conception Parish, Mount Vernon; church and rectory, St. Michael's Parish, Olympia; church, hall and CCD center, St. Cecilia's Mis- sion, Stanwood; and church and rectory, St. Ann's Parish, Tacoma; The following projects are under construction or have re- cently been completed: Seattle: St. James Cathedral, residence for Christian Broth- ers; Our Lady of Guadalupe, school, church . auditorium (completed); St. Anne's, church and rectory; St. George's convent (completed); and St. John's gymnasium and auditorium. Aberdeen: SS. Peter and Paul, hall and renovation of church (completed); A u b u r n: Holy Family, . ch u rc h, rectory, school, convent and auditori- um; Des Moines: St. Philo- mena, school and convent; Everett: Our Lady of Per- petual Help, convent; Lummi; St. Joachim's Indian Mission, CCD center: Lynden: St. Joseph's, church, rectory, hall and CCD center and Morton: Sacred Heart Mission, church, rectory and hall. Also, Pe Eli: St. Joseph's, auditorium; P o r t Angeles: Queen of Angels, rectory (com- pleted); Port Orchard: St. Gabriel, rectory; Port Town- send: Star of the Sea, rectory, hall and CCD center, Puyallup: All Saints, addition to church; Riverton: St. Thomas, church, rectory, auditorium and CCD center; and Tacoma: St. Charles Borromeo, additional classrooms. COMMITTEE MEMBERS for Vocations Day, Wednesday, March 20, sponsored by the Everett Serra Club include (from the left) Dr. Harold D. Waltz, chairman, Rt. Rev. Msgr. John G. Mattie, chaplain, Dr. E. W. Supernaw, president, and Bryce Hausmann, secretary. Vocations Day will be held in the Immaculate Conception Parish hall from 2 to 4:30 and from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. Fifteen orders of priests, Sisters and Brothers will present exhibits, displays and vocational films. The exhibit is free of charge and open to the public. (Photo by Marchand's). Everett Serrans Set Vocation Day EVERETT--Eight com- munities of Sisters, six orders of priests and one order of Brothers will sponsor exhibits, displays and voca- tional films at "Vocations Day" to be held Wednesday, March 20, at the Immaculate Concep- tion Parish hall, 25th and Hoyt. Hours for the exhibits will be from 2 to 4:30 and 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited. This annual event is sport- sored by the Everett Serra Club. Heading the committee are Dr. Harold Waltz, chair- man, Dr. E. W. Supernaw, club president, Rt. Rev. Msgr. John G. Mattie, pastor of Immacu- late Conception and chaplain of the Serra Club, and Bryce Hausmann, secretary of the group. Wives of the Serrans are working with Mrs. Waltz to prepare a dinner for the Sis- ters who are participating in the exhibit. The dinner will be held at the Waltz home. Sisters who will have dis- plays at the event are: Sisters of the Holy Names, Sisters of St. Dominic, Sisters of St. Jo- seph of Newark, Sisters of Ckar- ity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Carmelite Nuns, Sisters of St. Benedict, Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and the Sis- ters of Charity of Providence. Those priests taking part in- clude the Sulpician, Benedic- tine, Dominican, Redemptorist, Jesuit, and Maryknoll Fathers. The Irish Christian Brothers will also have a display. !ii!!i::i!;iiii:! iii:i:i:i:i:i::i:i:ii ::;iiiiiiiiii!ii!i!ii!iil ::ii::i!ii!i!!: I iiiiig!iiiiilirili+!iil !2i:?i2[i22riii:i!iiiili :?i!!i!i!!2i!ii?ii!i!il i:i:!:2:ii.!:!:::;:i:!:: THIS ARCHITECT'S drawing of the new rectory for Our rectory by an enclosed courtyard. The bid was let to Larry Lady of Lourdes Parish, Vancouver, gives the detail of the O. Collins, Inc., of Vancouver for $67,893. The architect is two-story building soon to be constructed. It will contain a R.K. Grubb and Rev. James H. Deady is pastor of Our full'size basement and a two-car carport separated from the Lady of Lourdes Church. New Rectory Planned At Vancouver Parish VANCOUVER -- Con- The rectory, designed by an enclosed courtyard and an having a number of bay win- truction will begin im- R. :L Grubb, is 2,240 square outside stairway will lead to dows projecting. the basement which will con- Most of the floors will be mediately on a new rec- feet with two floors and a rain storage room together with carpeted with s o m e cedar tory at Our Lady of full-size basement, heating equipment, paneling used. Lourdes Parish, accord- The main floor will include The second floor will con- Parking and pedestri'an ap- two parlors, the office, the tain ' the pastor's apartment proach is from the present ing to the Most Reverend priest's dining room, kitchen with a living room, study, school parking area. Electrical Archbishop Thomas A. Connol- and utility rooms and the house- bath, two curates' suites, a engineer w a s t h e office of ly. The Rev. James H. Deady keeper's suite. Wood paneling guest room a n d storage Grant Kelley in Portland. is pastor of Our Lady of will be used in the entry with room. The second floor ex- Other bids submitted were: Lourdes. main f I o o r construction of terior walls overhang the Larry P r a t k a, Vancouver, The cur.tract bid has been brick veneer, second floor and slope in- $72,293, and Kasper & Holm- let to Larry O. Collins, Inc., A two-car carport will be ward in a mansard-roof lash- berg Construction Co., Van. of Vancouver, for $67,893. separated from the rectory by ion. The walls are shingled, couver, $78,550. Special Films Available To Groups The office of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith has on hand some 13 movies which can be used by schools, clubs and organizations. These movies are all 16 ram. To secure one, contact the office of 907 Terry Avenue in Seattle. The use of the films is free except for a dollar postage and handling charge. The movies, their length and plot are as follows: 1. A STORY ABOUT YOU. Color. 10 minutes. Show how U.S.A. children can help the missions. This is grammar school level. 2. GOD'S CAREER WOMEN. Color. 30 minutes. Follows a young girl from high school to profession giving a general insight into convent life. fis picture does not hide the difficulties of the Religious life nor the joys. 3. A MIRACLE ON DEMAND. Black and White. 30 minutes. I OFFICIAL South Central, Northern, North Central Deaneries, A.C.C.W. The Reverend Pastors of the South Central, Northern and North Central Deaneries are requested to make the following announcement Sunday, March 10. The South Central Deanery will meet at the Pali- sades Retreat Tuesday, March 12, guests of the Altar Society of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Federal Way. The Board Meeting will be at 11:00 a.m., luncheon at 12 noon with the general meeting following. The Northern Deanery will meet Wednesday, March 13, at St. Joseph's Parish Hall, Lynden. The Board Meeting will be at 11:00 a.m., luncheon at 12 noon with the general meeting following. The South Central Deanery will meet Thursday, March 14, at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, Bellevue. The Board Meeting will be at 10:00 a.m., the Holy Sacri- fice of the Mass will be offered at 11:00 a.m. and luncheon at 12 noon with the general meeting follow- ing. The Moderators, all Deanery Officers, presidents of affiliated organizations and activity chairmen are requested to attend the board meetings. THE CHANCERY By order of the Most Reverend Archbishop March 8, 1963 A baseball player becomes a missionary priest. When he gets in the field, a witch doctor demands of the priest a miracle for a boy with deformed legs and later tries to kill the priest. Junior high and high school students as well as adults will enjoy this movie. 4. THE GLENMARY STORY. Black and White. 26 minutes. A story of the home missions in the deep South where hostil- ity is overcome by friendliness. Gives an insight into the work of both priests and nuns in our own home missions in "No Priest Land U.S.A." 5. IT HAPPENED IN AFRICA. Black and White. 33 minutes. Story of an orphanage which can't hold any more children. A new arrival, the little brother of a girl resident is hidden in a shack and the starving children give the little boy some of their own food. Help comes just in time to save the boy's life. For adults and children in grammar and high school. 6. PILGRIMAGE OF GRACE or CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD. Black and White. 39 minutes. Story about a Chinese orphanage and how an American boy adopted a Chinese baby. Grade school level. 7. AFRICA. Color. 30 minutes. Shows the activity of missionaries in Africa. Adult level and for young men and women interested in mission work. 8. HANDS ACROSS THE OCEAN. Black and White. 26 minutes. Story of Chinese children escaping from the Chinese Com- munists and the help children are receiving from Holy Child- hood. For parents, junior high and upper grammar grades. 9. A DIFFERENT STORY. Color. 30 minutes. Story of women religious who are doctors, nurses and med- ical technicians and who operate hospitals around the world for the poor. For women who are interested in medicine and who might help directly or indirectly with this religious order. 10. THE MIRACLE OF BLUE CLOUD COUNTY. Black and White. 22 minutes. Story of the first Christian missionary to reach part of South China and his personal trials and joys. For adults and young men and women. 11. WORKS OF PEACE. Black and White. 15 minutes. Shows refugees around the world and the bishop addressing the audience explains our aid in helping the suffering Christ in these people. 12. OBEYING THE COMMAND. Color. 45 minutes. Story of the founders of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith and Holy Childhood with pictures from China and Africa showing the work of the Church in these lands. For parents and junior high and upper grammar grades. 13. DECISION OF LOVE, Black and White. 30 minutes. Shows the hardship and sacrifice of a young child working for a pagan brother or sister during the Depression Years. Fridey, March 8, 1963 THE PROGRESS3 P-o p-e V-is i t s- P Of Working Class ROME, March 6 (Radio, NC)His Holiness Pope John XXIII went out to join with the people of his Rome diocese in marking the first Sunday of Lent. He drove from the Vatican to the Church of the Ascension, in a working-class parish in northeast Rome, for Lenten services at 5 p.m. In previous years, the Bishop of Rome has gone to a different church each Sunday of Lent to lead his people in prayer. This year, there was no schedule for his Lenten plans available in advance. "The Pope enjoys being among parishioners who re poor," he said in an impromptu talk. "He knows what it is to grow up in humble circumstances." Pope John recalled his parents and said: "My father and mother are watching me now and share my inmost joy." The Pope told his rather noisy audience-he tried gently but in vain to stop their murmuring--that he was glad to receive the 1963 Balza' Peace Prize. It was recently announced that Pope John will receive May 10 the prize, which last year went to the Nobel Foundation. "You have often heard your Bishop say: 'Peace be to you,' " he said. "Now, not only men of the Church greet the bishop who passes and reply, 'Peace be with you,' to his greeting, but also men of state whose main occupation is not praying. "They have deemed it suitable to accompany this response with a sign, with a special touch, saying as it were: 'The Pope speaks. He says peace be with you and it is time to unite our- selves to him in this. ' " Pope John finished his talk by remarking how much he enjoys his trips oUtside the Vatican. "Let the Pope go out from time to time, poor man. He does not like being shut up in that palace where his home consists of two or three rooms among all the rooms that are there." He said that his ride to Ascension church was like a triumphal passage. A crowd estimated at 100,0O0 stood upon sidewalks along his route. Little boys climbed trees to wave at him and windows were full of cheering people. Holy Father Given Blazan Peace Prize ZURICH, Switzerland (Radio, NC)--His Holiness Pope John XXIII has been awarded the 1963 Balzan Peace Prize by the International Balzan Foundation here. The citation of the award noted that the prize "is intended as a public recognition of the Pope's activity in favor of brotherhood among men and among all nations through his appeals for peace and to the good will of men, and through his recent interventions on the diplomatic level." It also said that the Pope's invitation of representatives of non-Catholic religions as observers at the Second Vati; can Council created "between the churches of these emes- sions and Catholics a disposi- tion toward greater under- standing for the future which will have manifold and im- portant consequences." The Balzan Foundation was established in 1956 in memory of the Italian publisher Eugenin Balzan, who fled from fascist Italy to Switzerland in 1925, by his daughter, Angola Lina Balzan. It awards annual prizes for peace, human understand- ing, science and culture. 231 Affend Vigil Devotions In Evereff EVERETT--At the nocturnal vigil held on the eve of the first Saturday in March there was an attendance of 231 persons in Our Lady of Perpet. ual Help Church. Devotions are held every first Sarday at Perpetual Help in response to requests by Our Lady of Fatima for such observance. Pope Receives Moscow Editor VATICAN CITY, March 7-- Pope John XXIII received Alexei Adzhubei, editor of the Moscow Daily Izvestia and son- in-law of Soviet premier Nikita Khrnschchev, in private audi- ence. They talked about 20 min- utes in the Pontiff's library. The substance 0f their conver- sation was not immediately made known. The 38-year-old editor was accompanied by his wife, Rada. The Soviet editor had come to the Vatican with about 70 other newsmen for a general audi- ence at which the Holy Father received the Balzan Peace prize. Adzhubei said the Pope's acceptance address was "A beautiful speech," and said he has a "good" impression of the Pontiff. Room Still Available For Pre-Cana Talk Fifty couples attended the opening series of the Spring Pre-Cana c o u r s e Sunday night at the St. Peter Claver Center, 507 17th Ave. However, accommodations are stir available for 15 more couples. Registration is open to beth Catholics and non- Catholics. This Sunday, March 10, Rev. 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